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Hawaii, January 10, 2018

What They're Watching: Mark Marabella

Kylie Walsh | Sep 6, 2017 | Hawaii

Mark Marabella, who works in patient engagement at Mountain Pacific Quality Health, joins us in this edition of What They're Watching to discuss the importance of giving patients stewardship of their health. Well the framework of the system is not going to be there in future, we know that. So...[ Read More ]

Kaiser Permanente awards $279,000 in grants to improve health across the state

| Aug 29, 2017 | Hawaii

Kaiser Permanente Hawaii announced that it has selected five community organizations to receive grants to improve access to quality health care, nutrition and health education across the state. “Kaiser Permanente is always striving to deliver the message of total health —caring for the mind, body and spirit — in innovative and impactful ways,”...[ Read More ]

5 Things Hawaii: Sen. Hirono, proposed rates & reductions, Joy Barua

| Aug 10, 2017 | Hawaii

I think we're all recovering from a little bit of whiplash following events in DC this July. While we're looking forward to a (hopefully) quiet recess, we couldn't resist giving a shout out to Senator Hirono for her work before looking at what's been happening in Hawaii's health care while...[ Read More ]

Hawaii carriers ask for rate increases in 2018

| Aug 8, 2017 | Hawaii

Preliminary rate filings for 2018 show an average increase of over 15 percent for Hawaii plans. Kaiser Foundation Health Plan has requested an average rate increase of 19.9 percent, including rate requests for 19.52 and 20.19 percent increases for its HMO individual plans. Kaiser explains in its filing that in...[ Read More ]

Maui Health System names community hospital veteran Michael Rembis as CEO & Hospital Administrator

| Aug 3, 2017 | Hawaii

Maui Health System today announced that Michael Rembis, FACHE, has been named CEO and Hospital Administrator. Michael brings more than 35 years of community hospital leadership and hospital operations experience to Maui. He will assume his duties at Maui Health System on August 21st. “I am honored to provide leadership...[ Read More ]

What They're Watching: Joy Barua

Kylie Walsh | Aug 3, 2017 | Hawaii

Joy Barua, senior director of government and community relations at Kaiser Permanente, joins us in this edition of What They're Watching to discuss the challenges Hawaii's geographical location brings to providing healthcare. You know, Hawaii is a very unique place, we have our geography that's isolated. We are a state...[ Read More ]